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Water News – May 2018

What’s going on in your water world? Here are a few curious stories that we recently found intriguing.

Is California moving towards better water management? See this write-up about 2 new bills that change water policy and confront issues like water wars, supplies, recycled water, changing climate, droughts, and how to make compromises with stakeholders and administrations.

How is water management related to blockchain technology? Have a look at this story for more on how blockchain can help water resources management and distribution.

In Wisconsin, the US EPA and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are carefully performing environmental monitoring and measuring air quality, as well as monitoring water quality (full story here) , after fires and explosions at an oil refinery that caused evacuations.

industrial-iot-remote-monitoring-sensor-telemetry-tools-valarm-net-water-air-quality-sensorsMeasuring, managing, and monitoring water resources is a critical challenge.

Today’s technologies like Industrial IoT sensors provide cost-effective monitoring systems for real-time monitoring and alerting for all things water, like:

Since 2012, we’ve been helping organizations deploy monitoring systems to save time and money, while improving operations and effectiveness.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’ve got any questions about monitoring water, wells, air, industrial assets, or anything else.

Water Levels and Flooding News for February 2018

Are flooding risks getting worse? According to this New York Times article that’s an affirmative yes, water levels are rising and chemical sites are in the path.

What does this mean for toxic spills like those that happened in Texas during Hurricane Harvey and released lye from chemicals plants? Floods also cause emergency disasters like benzene escaping from Ohio refineries and phosphoric acid leaking from Florida fertilizer plants.

More and more scientific reports claim that flooding will worsen in the USA as a result of global climate change, rising sea levels, as well as increased hurricanes and coastal storms.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 56New FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) maps feature updates on flood insurance rates. This story describes the results and actions to take based on this knowledge in areas around New Orleans, Louisiana.

And on the other side of the country, there are flood advisories in effect for Oahu, Hawai’i. The National Weather Service has issued flash flood warnings.

The increasing risk of flooding could also be due to decades of urban development, like office parks, roads, malls and neighborhoods growing even farther apart. This PBS story discusses how decisions by developers, individuals, local, state, and federal government have made for more flood risks over the decades in the areas around Houston, Texas.

What Can You and We Do About Growing Flood Risks and Rising Water Levels?

Smart Cities in the USA, like those in Virginia on the East Coast, continue to deploy more flood warning systems.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Industrial IoT Sensors Flood Warnings Water Levels Virginia Coasts Rivers USA Valarm 10These monitoring systems measure water levels of rivers, oceans, coasts, lakes, and other water bodies by deploying level sensors on bridges, marinas, beaches, and other locations.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Industrial IoT Sensors Flood Warnings Water Levels Virginia Coasts Rivers USA Valarm 2Industrial IoT sensor technologies give you, your family, your teams, your organization, and your community access to effective flood monitoring solutions.

Flood Warning Systems Customer Success Stories Tools.Valarm.net Water Levels Industrial IoT Telemetry Sensors Monitoring Flooding Alerts Virginia USAHave a look at these flood warning systems deployed in the field in the states.

These IoT system devices use ultrasonic and radar sensors to measure real-time water levels and upload readings to Tools.Valarm.net.

Flood monitoring systems are rapidly deployable. They are quite flexible since IoT water level sensor information can be uploaded to the cloud via mobile cell network, ethernet, WiFi or other internet connectivity options.

The water level monitoring systems are powered by the means that makes the most sense for the scenario, whether that’s standard 110V mains power or solar panel power.

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Thank you for reading about our increasing flooding risks and what we can do about dangerous water levels.

industrial-iot-remote-monitoring-sensor-telemetry-tools-valarm-net-water-air-quality-sensorsPlease don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at Info@Valarm.net if you’ve got any questions about remotely monitoring sensors, flood warning systems, water wells, flow meters, water level telemetry, or anything else related to Industrial IoT.

Your Water Monitoring, Remote Sensor Telemetry, & Industrial IoT News – December 2017

You probably know that your water is a precious resource. You and your family can’t live long without water. We’ve been in the trenches, working closely with our customers, to learn through years of experience – what’s the most effective way to remotely monitor water and other sensors? Below we’ll share some recent industry news that you’ll likely find helpful.

Is your water safe? Pipeline companies need to remove diesel contaminated slurry from quarries near water wells in Ohio. Many of these projects costs billions of dollars to mitigate after violations have been cited by the Environmental Protection Agency. Do you think any of these dumpings, like slurry for lubricating equipment, go unnoticed?

A photo by Aidan Meyer. unsplash.com/photos/nvj-PDU98WUIn Idaho, dairy companies pump excess wastewater into canals where contaminated water leaks into your residential water wells. How do you effectively monitor your water wells?

Meanwhile, the water outlook is ok in some parts of the US, like the mountain west, yet lack of rain and water around Los Angeles, California,  has contributed to catastrophic wild fires and the highest ranking fires of all time.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 7Some U.S. counties and towns have had to declare a state of emergency and ask for emergency funding after a disaster caused them to lose their water wells. And on the other side of the globe, the world’s most ambitious water transfer program is under way in China. However, this water way aqueduct is not enough according to this Bloomberg analysis.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Industrial IoT Sensors California USA Water Dam Levee Flood Water Levels Telemetry Geokon Piezometers VW Vibrating Wires Lorenzo EdwardWhere does this leave us today when it comes to your water crisis? Effective water monitoring systems are crucial for proper management of our precious water resources.

Today’s Industrial IoT and remote sensor monitoring technologies give you, your teams, and your organization the most cost-effective ways to save your money and time with automatic water monitoring systems.

industrial-iot-remote-monitoring-sensor-telemetry-tools-valarm-net-water-air-quality-sensorsFrom water wells, pumps, flow meters, and water usage to water levels and flood warning systemsremote monitoring software and dashboards help you stay on top of what’s important to you, so you won’t be chasing after your problems, before you have an issue you’ll have a solution.

Please feel free to get in touch with me at Info@Valarm.net if you’ve got any questions about remote monitoring systems.

Noise Pollution – Noise Monitoring Systems with Industrial IoT Sensors for Decibel Sound Levels and CH4 / Methane Gas

Noise Pollution – What do You think it is?

According to the USA Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), over 20 million workers are exposed to noise that can be damaging while they’re working.

Each year, businesses pay millions of $ / dollars in penalties because they’re not protecting their employees from high decibel loud noises.

Industrial IoT Sensors Monitoring Noise Sound Levels Decibels Valarm Methane CH4 Tools.Valarm.net 10In industrial environments, noise monitoring can be critical. Millions of dollars are spent every year on compensation for hearing loss disability.

These are extreme cases where noise levels are really loud. However, being in any kind of noisy environment can be distracting and unhealthy.

Spider web labyrinth might help reduce noise pollution in the future according to this article. And airplane noise regulations mean planes should get quieter. Noise pollution is a big focus in Africa and India, even in ‘silence zones‘.

Industrial IoT Sensors Monitoring Noise Sound Levels Decibels Valarm Methane CH4 Tools.Valarm.net 4You probably already knew that noise monitoring systems are useful in a wide variety of scenarios.

But how do you cost-effectively monitor noise today?

Is there a quick and easy way to install sound / noise monitoring devices and equipment?

Industrial IoT Sensors Monitoring Noise Sound Levels Decibels Valarm Methane CH4 Tools.Valarm.net 3Yep, thanks to today’s Industrial IoT sensor technology, noise monitoring has never been easier.

Take a gander at the photos to see noise monitoring systems that use IoT devices to measure decibels. These solar powered systems send regular noise sensor measurements to Tools.Valarm.net for your database management, analytics, graphing, mapping, and alerting.

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  • Temperature
  • Humidity
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  • Wind Direction
  • Precipitation & Rain Water Levels
  • CH4 / Methane Gas for Air Quality

 

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I’m happy to help you, your teams, and your organization deploy your most effective remote monitoring systems.

industrial-iot-remote-monitoring-sensor-telemetry-tools-valarm-net-water-air-quality-sensorsWhether you’re monitoring noise / sound, air, water, industrial equipment, or anything else, we’re here to help you.

Please don’t hesitate to talk to me at Info@Valarm.net if you’ve got any questions.

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Flooding, Droughts, Remote Water Monitoring Systems and Industrial IoT Sensors – August 2017 News

Floods and rising water levels are continuing to grow more extreme in our world. Recent storms have endangered the city of Houston, Texas, with a lot of flooding risks. Here in this news article you can see photos of the water rescues, emergency management, and how heavy rains caused a natural disaster.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 54 Similarly, in New Orleans, Louisiana (a.k.a., NOLA) inundating rains tested the city’s flood response system. According to this story, citizens found that the flood monitoring alerts and information left a lot to be desired, in other words a failure.

How will these holes in City Hall communications be fixed? Perhaps with more effective, real-time flood warning and water monitoring systems like those that are deployed on the east coast of the USA in Virginia.

Meanwhile, dangerous drought conditions are occurring in other parts of the USA. The U.S. Drought Mitigation Monitor Mitigation Center produces and classifies drought reports.  Dry conditions in your world are making drought risks right now in places like:

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 37Water can be a precious lifeline or a dangerous, deadly weapon as this National Geographic article tells you. We need more water monitoring systems and better flow meter monitoring to avoid disasters and water issues like those happening in:

Tools.Valarm.net Water Monitoring Wells Depths Flow Meters Industrial IoT Internet of Things Applications Water Resources Management Sensors Map DashboardWhat can You do about our water monitoring challenges?

You can get engaged with your town, city, state, and federal government to make better use of technologies like Industrial IoT sensors to remotely monitor water in the cloud.  Help your family, community, and others you care about to live a healthier life with effective water monitoring systems.

Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to talk to me at Info@Valarm.net

Water Monitoring and Industrial IoT Sensors for Fluids Telemetry – July 2017 News

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 63 How far will you go for water? To the moon and back? There might be more water on the moon than we thought according to NPR and Scientific American.

During droughts, you’ve got folks all over the U.S. using quite a lot of water, like more than a gallon per minute by these Tampa Bay water hogs. While in Florida, water main breaks and repair activities have caused road closures. And citizens there are advised to boil all water before drinking or cooking. Similarly, Utah residents have been asked to limit water use after a major water line break.

You’re seeing droughts, water rationing, and weird water issues all over the world. In Rome, Italy, the climate, environment, and cities are drier than they’ve been for decades. Due to the heatwave, water sources could be turned off for 8 hours a day.

You ever wondered or been curious about what gets sent down the water drain? Lots of rubber bouncy balls, a rope monster, and even a snapping turtle have been found in wastewater treatment facilities in the Chicago area.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 1Even though Michigan is surrounded by the Great Lakes and quite a load of water, there are still critical water crises. For example, there are the 5 state officials charged with involuntary manslaughter for the Flint public health crisis that led to an outbreak of disease, suffering children, and lead poisoning.

But according to this story, global companies and corporations like Nestle don’t pay anything for water, and they’re continuing to increase their water usage. This increase in pumping can lead to negative effects on local wetlands, aquatic habitats, and stream flow.

Also in the Midwest U.S., Minnesota is having more water quality problems. This article calls for something dramatic to happen for water management reform and improvement of water resources.

Since the federal EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) isn’t providing as much money to local and state governments for safeguarding and protecting ecosystems like water and air, other organizations need to help out with mandates and responsibility for monitoring our environment.

What’s going on with the water for your family, in your neighborhood?

How does your organization use water effectively?

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Fortunately, today’s Industrial IoT (IIoT) sensors and cloud technologies make remote water monitoring systems easier and more cost-effective to deploy.

Tools.Valarm.net Water Monitoring Wells Depths Flow Meters Industrial IoT Internet of Things Applications Water Resources Management Sensors Map DashboardThis helps you, your teams, your Smart City, and your organization effectively monitor water resources. Whether you’ve got water wells, streams, floods, tides, levels, rain, or anything else.

I’m here and happy to help your organization remotely monitor water, air, vehicles, and other valuable assets.

industrial-iot-remote-monitoring-sensor-telemetry-tools-valarm-net-water-air-quality-sensorsThank you for reading and sharing your concerns about our environment. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at Info@Valarm.net if you’ve got any questions about air quality and water monitoring systems.

Will Flooding Water Levels Go Higher?

Are we seeing more flooding these days than in the past?

This study researched how often floods are happening and the impacts and damage they cause in the US. Due to sea level rise, flood risk management is an increasingly important need for your and your family’s community.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 69This write-up breaks down how coastal areas will be more prone to hazardous environmental events like floods if greenhouse gas emissions don’t decrease. Key US cities and locations like San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Hawaii, and Florida are forecasted to be deluged in more floods in the coming years.

Using estimates of sea level rise, frequencies, and tide gauges, this Climate News article explains how flooding risk calculations are made.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 75Flooding is a big threat as we head into the future. How can you, your community, and organizations help?

Flood monitoring systems, like those deployed on beaches and in Smart Cities in Virginia, will increase in numbers.

Flood monitoring systems are 1 important way that Industrial IoT sensors and remote environmental monitoring technologies are helping keep you, your community, and your family safe. With early warning systems and detection of water levels, we’ll be able to better steer clear of hazards that mother nature and water create. Are you ready to help?

When Do You Have Air Quality and Health Problems?

When’s the worst time for air quality? What season is pollution at its poorest?

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 72Perhaps you believe it’s winter with the inversion layers keeping particulates in the air that you breathe into your lungs.

Or perhaps summer with the ozone sticking around from high heat. Maybe it’s spring with all of the pollen, dust, and other allergens getting blown around.

In the end, it depends on where you and your family live, but air quality issues are becoming more common all year round. What’s goin’ on?


New research suggests that plants are a big part of air pollution when it’s really hot outside. Don’t we want trees and plants to clean the air. It’s pretty surprising that during heat waves plants emit more chemicals that react and form ozone.

Of course there are lots of other sources for poor air quality like food choices since every action has a cost. And cities like Salt Lake City, Utah, are taking steps to improve urban air quality. This includes better transportation alternatives, like electric or natural gas, and switching refineries to different fuels.


Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 73Improving your air quality helps you immediately feel better and has long-term benefits like a longer life.

According to this MIT study, air pollution in China causes thousands of death every day, millions per year.

Poor air quality contributes to an early death from things like cancers and heart, lung, and stroke disorders.

A lot of the fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone (O3) in our lungs is due to transportation vehicles and exhausts.


Is air quality worse than it’s been in previous years, or are we just more aware of it now?

Environmental protection agencies are issuing more air quality alerts all over the US.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 71Here are a few examples:


So now what can we, YOU and I, do about it?

Tools.Valarm.net Industrial IoT Remote Monitoring Sensors Air Quality Fire Risk Weather Pollution Web DashboardsCities, government agencies, and other organizations are deploying more monitoring systems to remotely monitor our environment, especially air and water.

With today’s technologies like Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) sensors, it’s easier and more cost-effective to measure our environment than ever before.

And this means less toxins and safer environments for all of us. Do you want better health for you and your family?

Remotely Monitoring Water Levels, Usage, Groundwater, Rain, Fluids, and Floods

How and why do you need to monitor water? Water monitoring systems are more important than ever as the precious resource seems to come in quantities that are too much or too little.

Having too much water and rain is causing an increase in flooding in areas like North Carolina and Texas. Could it be climate change?

How about storing excess water underground to use at a later time when you’ve got a drought? This ‘thinking outside the box’ idea is used in California, Florida, and the pacific northwest in the U.S. Now Houston, Texas, is considering what they can do. Along with the help of hydrologists and engineers, this article details how Texas is researching how rainwater can be quickly pumped so it can avoid dangerous flooding conditions.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 9Water quality and drinkable water is critical for you and your family. However, even as a water works case was won by farmers that should have helped with water pollution, the water is still polluted in Iowa according to this story.


What can you do about the need for better water monitoring?


How do you deploy effective water monitoring systems?


industrial-iot-water-monitoring-air-quality-pollution-remote-internet-of-things-sensor-devicesWater monitoring systems can be powered via any power source, like standard mains 110V wall outlets or a solar panel.

You can use the most appropriate internet connectivity for each deployment, whether it’s WiFi, GSM mobile cell network, or Ethernet.

Tools.Valarm.net Water Monitoring Wells Depths Flow Meters Industrial IoT Internet of Things Applications Water Resources Management Sensors Map DashboardSensor systems measure fluids and regularly report values to a tools website where you can configure air quality or water warnings and alerts.

Do you need flexible flood monitoring systems for Smart Cities?

Open platforms like Tools.Valarm.net let you combine and integrate water and fluid sensors made by any hardware manufacturer like Flowline, Senix, In-Situ, Atlas Scientific, Geokon, Vaisala, Campbell ScientificEno Scientific, Omega, and McCrometer.


Questions?

industrial-iot-remote-monitoring-sensor-telemetry-tools-valarm-net-water-air-quality-sensorsWant to learn more about water monitoring systems and remote sensor solutions?

Please don’t hesitate to talk to me at Info@Valarm.net if you’ve got any questions.

Water Monitoring Systems and Remote Sensor Equipment News – April 2017

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 4Water Monitoring Systems are being deployed and installed around the United States. Take a gander at this write-up on a new city water monitoring system in Bismarck.

Water monitoring systems save money for your government, business organization, company, or city by saving employees and staff the time needed to go to every water meter for manual readings. Water flow meters and utility meters give your teams any readings from the network, at any time.


Suspicious water leaks are happening in Texas. At least according to the Mayor in Kemp, recent water line breaks are suspicious in nature.

Sabotaging or attacking a public water system and supplies is a terroristic attack according to this article, which has more details on why the city’s citizens need to boil water or purchase water in bottles until water quality can be checked and system pressure restored.


Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 7Water wells in Pennsylvania are part of fresh, new water monitoring programs. Water data and information from public water systems and groundwater systems will help in determining groundwater sources, movement patterns and characteristics.

Deployments and developments like this around the USA are critical for industrial organizations, regulatory agencies, public officials and representatives. See this story for more info.


Helping businesses conserve water and predict water expenses is more important every day. You, your teams, and your organization have more options and choices for monitoring water, like tools for business analytics and data used for monetizing water risk.

Total dissolved solids (TDS), and other unwanted minerals and nutrients, like ammonia or salt, are things you don’t want too much of in your water supply. Companies like Microsoft are getting involved in water quality risk tools you can learn more about here. Demand for monitoring water is steadily increasing and today’s Industrial Internet of Things / IoT sensors make it easier and more affordable for you.


Questions?

Tools.Valarm.net Water Monitoring Wells Depths Flow Meters Industrial IoT Internet of Things Applications Water Resources Management Sensors Map DashboardWater monitoring systems with Tools.Valarm.net provide an easy-to-use, cost-effective solutions for you, your teams, and your organization.

Take a gander at this Page on Remotely Monitoring Water and Fluids.

industrial-iot-remote-monitoring-sensor-telemetry-tools-valarm-net-water-air-quality-sensorsWhether you need to receive e-mail or text message alerts, analyze historical water data, view what’s going on with your water in a web dashboard, or anything else, we’re happy to help you with your remote monitoring needs.

Please don’t hesitate to Contact Us at Info@Valarm.net if you’ve got any questions on remotely monitoring water, air quality, industrial equipment, assets, or anything else!